Welcome to Year Two
Our two classes are;
- Hedgehogs class with our teacher Mrs Paxton and our teaching assistant Mrs Rogers
- Squirrels class with our teacher Mrs Staplehurst and our teaching assistant Mrs Evans
Year Two is an exciting, busy year for all! We are now the oldest children in the Infants! During the year, we are encouraged to become more independent, taking responsibility for our own learning journey. Our learning is linked to our topic. One of the most exciting activities we will encounter is our Forest School time.
In the Autumn Term…
September begins with ‘Smoke and Sparks!!’ We read a range of stories and information books about fire; we discover facts about the Great Fire of London and the importance this played in how towns were designed. This culminates in building our own city of London out of boxes and then burning it! We learn about Samuel Pepys and his diary and in Art we enjoying painting a range of fire pictures. In R.E. we learn about the Bible and why it is important to Christians. After half term our topic is Turrets and Tiaras. We explore castles through a range of information books and write some poems about castles. We even have our own royal banquet. In Science we investigate materials and in DT we build our own skateboards. In R.E. we learn about Christmas and Incarnation and play the main parts in the nativity play.
In the Spring Term…
Our first topic of the term is 'Superheroes' where we read a range of superhero stories and learn about real life heroes e.g. Florence Nightingale. We create our own superhero story with us as the superhero! Another favourite activity is designing and sewing our own puppets, getting our inspiration from a range of texts we read in class. In R.E., we learn about the good news that Jesus brings and the gospels. Our second topic is ‘Weird and Wild’ where we learn about animals in the local environment. We very much enjoy a visit to the British Wildlife centre where we learn about animals and how they are looked after and animal life cycles. We also visit the school pond and participate in pond dipping fun! We use all the information that we have learn to write our own information texts. We also think about Easter and why it is important to Christians.
In the Summer Term…
Our topic is ‘At the Seaside’ where we compare the seaside in Victorian times, the 1950’s and the present day. This topic includes a real life visit to the seaside at Brighton. In R.E. we learn about Moses and then about Judaism and visit a synagogue. In the second part on this term we are now very much thinking about how we can best prepare ourselves for the move up the school into the Juniors.